Festive Fall!


Chilly weather, pumpkin spice, and field mazes. Halloween, and thanksgiving, fall has it all.While Florida doesn’t have the famous fall leaves,Tampa citizens do know how to make up for it, with anything from family traditions, to various fall festivals and events around town. 


Thanksgiving is a time for families to come together and talk about what they are grateful for and honor their families. When it comes to traditions, students at Tampa Prep have partake in different pastimes in order to celebrate the fall season. 


“The tradition my family has is that my mom makes a ton of sugar cookies that are shaped like different foods that go in a cornucopia. Then my mom makes an edible cornucopia cone that is made of dough and cinnamon and she always serves it for dessert. We’ve had it every year and it has kind of become our family’s special thing. We give out our cornucopia’s too,” freshman Ellison Colihan said.


In addition to family traditions at home, there are a number of fall traditions around Tampa Bay. Festivals like the Sweetfields Farm Fall Maze and Tampa’s OktoberFest provide families with quality safe fun. There are also attractions like Howl-o-Scream, Scream-A-Geddon, or the Ybor City ghost tours that provide thrill seekers with an adrenaline rush, while facing their fears. 


“I like going to Howl-o-Scream to get scared with my friends, and to go on the rides [at Busch Gardens] at night,” freshman Sam Mehle said.


Fall is a festive time when people come together to start the beginning of the new school year right.